Kenny Bayless to work Manny Pacquiao’s fight Joaquin Henson (The Philippine Star) - July 9, 2019 - 12:00am MANILA, Philippines — Kenny Bayless will mark his 11th fight as a referee in a Manny Pacquiao fight when he enters the ring to work the Filipino’s showdown with Keith Thurman for the WBA welterweight unified title at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on July 20. Bayless, 68, made his first appearance in the ring with Pacquiao in the second Erik Morales fight in 2006. In Pacquiao’s last 10 bouts, Bayless worked five, including the seventh round stoppage of Lucas Matthysse for the WBA 147-pound title in Kuala Lumpur last year. Of Bayless’ 10 assignments, Pacquiao won eight and lost two. The two defeats were to Juan Manuel Marquez in their fourth encounter in 2012 and to Floyd Mayweather Jr. in 2015. Bayless was in the ring when Pacquiao disposed of Ricky Hatton and Miguel Cotto. He was the … [Read more...] about Kenny Bayless to work Manny Pacquiao’s fight
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We’ll never hear the punchline to Tyrion’s favorite but often aborted story of having brought a honeycomb and a jackass to a brothel. And we’ll never know why certain secondary but seemingly potent characters in the early going (like the intriguingly costumed and face-masked Quaithe, among others) were dropped, never to be seen again. The list of apparent plot holes that particularly bedeviled Season 8 grows by the day, in the continuing crescendo of post-GoT trauma, while nearly a million fans, or ex-fans, have signed up for an appeal to have the concluding episodes redone. That’s how much of a global impact has been generated by a phenomenal TV series that had audiences rapt for all of nine years, including a waiting time of over a year before the highly controversial final season unraveled — with countless critics and know-it-alls complaining of how the showrunners appeared to rush towards an ending, at the expense of erstwhile narrative arcs involving … [Read more...] about To each her/his own story of thrones
Once Pacquiao connects, Thurman will run like the others Abac Cordero (The Philippine Star) - May 26, 2019 - 12:00am MANILA, Philippines — Strength and conditioning expert Justin Fortune found the words to best describe Manny Pacquiao’s next opponent. “He’s very, very, very dangerous,” said Fortune of American Keith Thurman, who will battle Pacquiao for the WBA welterweight supremacy on July 20 in Las Vegas. Fortune, a former heavyweight contender, spoke to Fight Hub TV during this week’s press tour, saying he can see a “good fight” at the MGM Grand. “He’s hungry, he’s young, he’s champ,” added Fortune of Thurman, who vowed to send the 40-year-old Pacquiao into retirement. Thurman, 10 years younger and undefeated in 30 fights, was too bold and disrespectful in predicting the outcome of the pay-per-view showdown. “Come July 20, He (Pacquiao) will … [Read more...] about Once Pacquiao connects, Thurman will run like the others
LAS VEGAS: Mexican Saul “Canelo” Alvarez unified boxing’s 160-pound division on Saturday, earning a unanimous decision over Daniel Jacobs in a fight that pitted two of the world’s top middleweights with three world titles on the line. Alvarez kept his World Boxing Council and World Boxing Association titles and seized Jacobs’ International Boxing Federation belt in a bout that marked the Mexican’s return to the middleweight division. Alvarez said his hard work in the gym paid off and there was very little Jacobs did that came as a surprise. “It is just what we thought it would be,“ said Alvarez, who became the first Mexican champ to hold three major titles in a single division. “We did our job. We showed a lot of diversity, in terms of punches and combinations. It was a beautiful fight.” Alvarez won on all three judges’ scorecards, with two having it 115-113 and the other 116-112. This was Alvarez’s first fight of … [Read more...] about Alvarez outpoints Jacobs to unify middleweight world titles
Well, most of us. Even those who’ll lament the narrative’s end, but will be none the worse for wear and tear through eight seasons (make that nine years). Yeah, like Otso Diretso, plus 1. I can’t watch Episode 3’s original airing this morning, as I'll be involved in another annual ritual involving fiction and poetry. But I’ve been happily assured that Florentina Homes in Dumaguete has a cable TV local provider whose channels include HBO. And that I can even watch the 10 p.m. replay on HD at Gabby’s Bistro, with its wider screen as a Cignal recipient. So, like most of you who are GOT 8 (and Otso Diretso) fans, I should see who get killed off in the Great Battle of Winterfell. Should be quite a bloodbath, with blogging pretenders to three-eyed raven augury largely predicting that the Night King will take Game 1, and decimate Winterfell the way Thanos did the Avengers. Until his White Walkers claim a nine-dash line to include the Winterfell crypt, … [Read more...] about Who will survive ‘GOT’?